Yesterday I read an article on ZDNet called "Researcher finds simple way of backdooring Windows PCs and nobody notices for ten months" and it made my laugh hysterically.
Why? Because it's a bloody nonsense from start to end.
Let's just look at the main claim in the article.
... in cases where a hacker has a foothold on a system --via either malware or by brute-forcing an account with a weak password-- the hacker can give admin permissions to a compromised low-level account, and gain a permanent backdoor with full SYSTEM access on a Windows PC.
What. The. Fuck.